De Niro and Travolta to star in Belgian film
Brosella, a summer music festival known for being a little more relaxed than some of its cohorts, will offer jazz and folk performances at Théâtre de la Verdure (that's the outdoor theater in Parc d'Osseghem, near the Atomium) during the weekend of July 11-12. The city of Brussels coordinates and pays for the event, so any visitor hoping to de-stress or discover new favorite artists can stop in to enjoy the music for free — however, those who wish to support the festival can purchase a €5 entry bracelet and use it to get a €1 discount on all drinks served within. (Those, sadly, are not free.) For a full list of acts and other information, visit the festival's official website!
About 2 million people attend this ten-day music and theater festival in Ghent each year, making it one of the largest city-based festivals in all of Europe. This year's program includes old-school rock acts like The Scabs, the theatrical cover band Les Truttes and a special selection of performances for families with young children.
Since its creation in 1893 and subsequent revitalization in 1969, Gentse Feesten has become the center of multiple late July events in the city: visitors who stop by may also enjoy investigating the Ghent Jazz Festival, which will this year feature Lady Gaga and Van Morrison, the International Street Theater Festival (also called MiramirO) and Boomtown, an alternative music festival held in the historic Kouter square. Most of these events are in Dutch, but the Ghent Comedy Festival features a few acts in English each year. We'll keep you updated on specific acts and ticket prices as official venues release more information!
Antipodes Voyages, the 25-year specialist of Australia in Belgium, will be hosting an exclusive trip in September 2015 to Australia. The trip will be guided by Antipodes Voyages owner Marc Lambert, who will show Australian areas only he knows about. One of the highlights of the trip will be journeying to a rainforest to meet koala bears and cassowaries.
Antipodes Voyages also hosts trips in Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Tahiti. The company was founded in 1989 on the basis of a love for Australia and a love for discovery. The company is composed of 9 experts who have all lived and adventured in Australia. The tour company visits such large urban cities as Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
For more information on the September trip or the company, visit its website at www.antipodes.travel.
Top American actors Robert De Niro and John Travolta are to star in a new film by Belgian production company Corsan.
The Limburg-based film company has already had success with productions such as “The Devils Double”, “The Box Collector” and “Suite 16”. It’s next production will be the “Killing Season”, based on a scenario written by the highly-acclaimed Evan Daugherty, one of the hottest young writers in Hollywood.
Corsan admits it had a bit of luck in acquiring Daugherty’s scenario when it was first offered it. His subsequent scenario was bought by a big Hollywood studio and he has become increasingly sought after.
Killing Season” is the story of an American war veteran that returns from the battlefield to his mountain home. He befriends a European tourist. However, the tourist is in reality a Serbian soldier bent on revenge.
John Travolta was the first to express an interest in the film and he was closely followed by Robert De Niro.
Corsan will produce "Killing Season" in association with the American film company Millennium Films that has produced blockbuster such as "The Expendables", "Rambo" and "The Black Dahlia".
The development and post-production of the film will be done in Belgium and Corsan will also be responsible for the sale and marketing of the film.
Filming will commence in January and the film is expected to première sometime next year.